The deadline to apply for the Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship Program is February 1, 2019. For questions on eligibility and the application process please contact JVSscholarship@JVSChicago.org or call them at 312.673.3444.
2019 National Health Service Corps Students to Service (S2S) Loan Repayment Program – Application cycle open
HRSA just announced the opening of the National Health Service Corps Students to Service (S2S) Loan Repayment Program. The application cycle closes on December 20 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The NHSC S2S LRP provides up to $120,000 in tax-free loan repayment to medical and dental students in their final year of school in exchange for a three-year service commitment in a high-need (HPSA 14 or above) rural, tribal, or urban community.
- Students applying to the program must be U.S. citizens or nationals and enrolled or accepted in an eligible medical (MD or DO) or dental (DDS or DMD) degree program at a U.S. accredited school.
- Program award installments are paid to students annually in a lump sum which, when applied to qualified health professional student loans, can significantly lower the overall debt for some scholars by reducing accrued loan interest amounts.
- NHSC S2S LRP award recipients are eligible to continue service through the NHSC Loan Repayment Program, and could potentially pay off all of their educational debt with continued service at an approved NHSC site.
We invite you to encourage potential applicants to visit the NHSC website to learn more.
The LGBT Center, the University Chaplaincy, and the Office of the Provost are cosponsoring the second annual Trans Day of Remembrance student art project. The project will speak to themes of trans identity, resilience, and celebration, with special attention to the experiences of trans people of color and survivors of transmisogynistic violence. Proposals may, but don’t have to, involve depictions of the trans and non-binary people lost to violence since November 2017. We hope to work collaboratively with a student artist in the Tufts and SMFA community to design the project and create the exhibit. The project may be moved to different locations on campus throughout its exhibition and will be accompanied in its various display spaces by trans-affirming resources made available by local organizations that support trans and non-binary wellness, community, and activism. The artist selected will be allotted a $500 budget for materials to create the project and receive a separate stipend of $1000. We expect to begin displaying the project in its first location on November 20th. No formal artist training is required. Trans and non-binary students are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, please send (1) a short (~150-200 words) account of your personal interest in being a part of the project, (2) a short proposal of your vision for the exhibit (style of portraits, manner of display, etc) including a rough breakdown of how you expect to use the $500 materials budget, and (3) three examples of portrait/depiction work that reflect the style you’d bring the project to both Hope Freeman (email@example.com) and Walker Bristol (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line “Trans Day of Remembrance Project.” You can also e-mail Hope or Walker with any questions about the project.
To learn more, visit go.tufts.edu/TDOR.
Colgate-Palmolive and National Medical Fellowships (NMF) are proud to offer the second annual Colgate-Palmolive/NMF Dental Leadership Program. Established in 2017, this need-based award provides two (2) $5,000 scholarships to support underrepresented minority students, who are enrolled in an accredited US dental school (DDS or DMD) program and demonstrate commitment to leadership and serving medically underserved communities.
The application for the 2018 scholarship is now available at www.nmf.fluidreview.com. Applications are due November 14, 2018. The Scholar Eligibility Requirements are as follows:
- Proof of U.S. citizenship or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) approval letter
- Currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. Dental School Program (DDS or DMD)
- Underrepresented minority student. NMF designates the following racial/ethnic groups as underrepresented minorities: African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Americans (American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian), Asian American (Vietnamese and Cambodian only), and Pacific Islander.
- Financial need
- Commitment to leadership and serving medically underserved communities
Please visit https://www.nmfonline.org/about-our-scholarships-and-awards/general-scholarships-awards/ for additional information and application instructions.
For questions or more information, please contact email@example.com.
Start your application here!
This past weekend, three TUSDM students went to Dallas, Texas to present their research at the 67th American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) Annual Conference.
Yusuf Sheikh (PG’21) placed 2nd and Shawn Kim (UG’20) placed 3rd for the table clinic oral presentation, and Nari Park (UG’19) placed 3rd for the poster presentation. Congratulations to these three students on placing at the national conference!
Founded in 1951, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) is the first professional organization in the world dedicated to implant dentistry. To find out more, please visit this link: https://www.aaid.com/index.html
Their studies were:
Effects of the Use of Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Lateral Window Maxillary Sinus Augmentation: Yusuf Sheikh, DMD, MA; Yong Hur, DMD, DDS, MS; Sarah Pagni, PhD, MPH; Yumi Ogata, DMD, DDS, MS
Radiographic Analysis of Crestal Bone Resorption in Vertical Ridge Augmentation:
Shawn Kim; Yumi Ogata, DMD, DDS, MS; Sarah Pagni, PhD, MPH; Yong Hur, DMD, DDS, MS
Anatomical Factors of the Posterior Superior Alveolar Artery Associated with Schneiderian Membrane Perforation During Maxillary Sinus Augmentation: Nari Park MS; Yong Hur, DMD, DDS, MS; Sarah Pagni, PhD, MPH; Yumi Ogata, DMD, DDS, MS
Extended Deadline to: October 26, 2018
As you travel abroad this summer, prepare for the 2nd annual Global Perspectives Photo Contest!
Photos should have been taken when graduate and undergraduate Tufts students were studying, working, interning, or conducting research abroad or, in the case of the last theme should represent global perspectives on Tufts’ campuses in Boston, Grafton, or Medford during the last year (i.e. during one or more of the following terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018)
Photos taken prior to matriculation at Tufts, post-graduation, or on personal travel abroad (i.e. vacation) are ineligible.
- Up to 3 photos can be submitted
- All photos should have been taken by you or have you in it
- All photos must be at least 1200×800 pixels (or 800×1200 for portraits)
- Please name your file with your name, location and the term.
- ex. janedoe-mumbai-spring2018
The 2018 Global Perspectives Photo Contest categories are:
- One Health
- Reclaiming the Human
- Climate, Food, and Water
- Secure and Equitable Society
- Living Technology
Students will be asked to write a brief reflection paragraph to explain their rationale for choosing their photograph and theme. These themes were drawn from the research and scholarship themes identified through the Office of the Vice Provost for Research’s strategic plan.
Photographs will be judged on their aesthetic value and on how well they respond to the category. Attention will be paid to ensure that photos are well representative of the University as a whole.
Winning photos will be displayed on the Global Tufts website and in a rotating exhibit on the Medford, Grafton, and Boston campuses.
We would like to use submitted photos on print materials and Tufts’ websites and will ask you to give permission to publicly share your photo upon submission.
The contest will open in August 2018 and the deadline is October 26, 2018 (formerly September 28th). Please check this site for submission instructions.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call 617-627-4733.
Congratulations to MiJung for being selected to join the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service (S2S) Loan Repayment Program (LRP)!
She is now a member of an elite group of healthcare providers who are dedicated to providing the highest quality clinical services to our nation’s most vulnerable populations. One in five people in the United States lives in a primary care shortage area, which means they go without essential health services, or have to travel long distances to see their primary care practitioner. Too many Americans—particularly in underserved rural and urban areas—go without checkups, preventive screenings, vaccines, routine dental work, and other care, simply because there is no one to provide care and treatment. At its heart, the NHSC is about bringing primary care to communities in need and you will help usto fulfill that mission. In order to fill this gap, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Workforce created a program to send doctors and dentists to the least-resourced areas of the country. It is a competitive program and honor goes to those who serve. A big shout out to MiJung. We are proud she is bringing her skills to those in most need!
Fourth year medical and dental students who are committed in serving the underserved can apply to S2S program and those selected are awarded $120,000 scholarship towards loan repayment to work at a qualifying community health clinic for three years.
Pei-Yun (Agatha) Kao
Timothy J Kim
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship is a one-year interdisciplinary, mentored fellowship program focused on health-related community service and leadership development. Since the program’s inception, Schweitzer Fellows in Boston—competitively chosen from health-focused graduate student applicants in a variety of fields—have worked tirelessly to address health disparities and the social determinants of health throughout the greater Boston and Worcester areas.
Anne-Marie Vu’s Albert Schweitzer project (Miles of Smiles) involves working with children with autism spectrum disorder at the Joseph Lee School in Dorchester, MA. The Lee School has over 180 students with autism spectrum disorder, making up 32% of the student population. Her goal was to provide oral health education to the children by compiling a set of interactive games and activities for them. Because going to the dentist could be an unfamiliar and scary experience for kids, one of Anne Marie’s goals is to make the experience of going to the dentist fun through role playing. Her hopes are that this project will continue by TUDSM’s AADMD club volunteers.
Tabitha Lewis addressed oral health inequities and increased the self-efficiency of homeless children living in Roxbury shelters through her project Coloring Smiles. Coloring Smiles seeks to increase self-efficacy and co-create an oral health education and disease prevention plan with homeless children through artistic, musical and collaborative sessions. Tabitha’s group of kids have begun creating a music album, book, story, song, dance and painting of not only the importance of their teeth but also how important and valuable they are.
Tabitha reflects on her experience to date: “ ‘All that you touch you change. All that you change changes you.’ I recently was introduced to this quote from Octavia Butler, renown author and speaker. Being an Albert Schweitzer Fellow means that I can continue to be a changing agent and be changed. I have seen and experienced the beauty that results from the “touching” of lives of vulnerable populations and being “touched” by the communities I serve. This irreplaceable and life-changing exchange of change has been integral to my personal and professional pursuits. Reflecting on my journey thus far, the joy I’ve experienced investing in individuals from disadvantaged communities has led me to conclude that these treasured experiences will mirror the manner in which I will practice quality primary care.”
Each year, the INDIA New England News selection committee selects 20 women to be honored at their annual woman of the year gala. Sangita Murali (D18) was selected for the top 20 this year. Sangita is president of Tufts AAWD and has been committed to addressing dental inequities throughout her four years at TUSDM. She is passionate around creating supportive